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There are different claims that can be filed by the parents of a worker who was shot and killed by an ex-employee while at work. While wrongful death is certainly an appropriate lawsuit to file against the ex-employee, the parents may also consider the liability of the owner of the premises/employe…
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Yes, but check into them carefully first. Both me & my husband both have insurance coverage on us and our kids. I did not realize it but it is hurting us more than helping us at the moment. My insurance is not as good as my husbands and my birthdate falls earlier in the year. My husbands insuran…
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It depends on the divorce agreement. If they have filed for divorce and it is pending, this has probably been addressed in a temporary or interlocutory order. Some states also include a mutual restraining order when the divorce is filed, saying that neither can change the status quo (such as ending …
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Home Hostage Situations No, Home owners Insurance would not be able to help you in a hostage situation. You should contact your local authorities or call 911. Homeowners Liability Insurance does not provide coverage for illegal or criminal acts of the insured nor of others. However if your home was…
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Normally when the loan on a vehicle is paid off, a form is sent to you from the bank releasing the lien from the vehicle stating basically that you have paid off the loan. This is taken to or sent into DMV where the title is changed removing the lien from the title.Some people never update the title…
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This might not be soo hard! I don't know what country you are living in or what the requirements are in order for you to marry an American. All I can say is that if the two of you love one another and are ready for this then there is a process you both need to go through in order to make this happen…
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I would love to know myself. I am in a similar situation. I have spoken to an attorney. I will tell you my situation and hopefully it will be of some help to you. I am in love with an 'illegal alien' that has overstayed his visa in the United States. We are very close to getting engaged....I thought…
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Please do not erase my correct answer. That message board is a wonderful place to go to for help in the process of an illegal immigrant becoming an legal resident because I have helped my husband do so.
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Collection agencies are simply collectors, and in that capacity, act as agents for the original creditors. An outside collection agency does not have the power to sue or instigate legal action of its own accord and without the permission of the original creditor. However, if the account is sold to a…
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It is unknown how much affect a judgement has against your FICO score versus a collection. I do however, know these things. One, the amount in question does not change your FICO. A $5 judgement is the same drop in FICO as a $5M judgement. Second, the 'clock' for deletion will begin on a judgement a…
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If you have no money, you are "judgment-proof". For example, let's say a person was sued by a creditor, and that person was retired, his income a Social Security check, he had no bank account, no property, no car, nada. Creditors could sue and win until the cows came home. But the "win" would be not…
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It depends what law are in your state. It could be common law marriage, but you might want to consult a lawyer about it.  Division of a joint propertyThe answer may be in the deed. Two names? Two owners. Whether they are related by law, or have a contractual understanding between themselves, i…
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Mortgage elimination services that claim they can eliminate your mortgage without you paying your mortgage debt are a scam. They typically involve the payment of an upfront fee. They are premised on the argument that the entire banking system is flawed and their claims simply are not accurate nor is…
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The following are suggestions from contributors: Here are a few of the things the narcissist finds devastating, especially in a court of law, for instance during a deposition: Any statement or fact, which seems to contradict his inflated perception of his grandiose self. Any criticism, disagreeme…
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Your best strategy is to show him that HE has no merit in your life. Stay calm and appear unaffected. Let your attorney handle the legal responses and just stick to the facts. N's are so arrogant, they think a judge will recognize their superior intellect and side with them. Don't even refer to him …
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Not even a little bit, assuming the software, music, and TV shows are covered by copyright law (which they almost certainly are). Counterpoint: The original copyright owner is called the "rights-holder". One of the "rights" protected and held by law to the rights-holder is the "right to distribute…
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Natural person refers to a human being as opposed to a legally-created entity (Corporation, Limited Liability Company, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, etc.).Even we can define them as "A human being that has the capacity for rights and duties". Note that the word capacity means the ability…
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Yes indeed. If you owe attorney fees the attorney can sue you in court. If successful, a judgment lien will be issued by the court. That judgment lien can be recorded in the land records against your property. Lawsuits for unpaid attorney's fees are not uncommon. If you owe the attorney a fee you s…
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Waivers for Children Using Your Pool It can't hurt, but whether it will stand up in court or not is anybody's guess. It depends on the law in your state. In many jurisdictions, an unfenced pool is known as an "attractive nuisance" and if the neighbors have unrestricted access to it, you may …
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A WARNING If you did abuse your child, stay away, hire a good criminal defense attorney, and get psychological help. Your child needs a parent, but not enough to have to tolerate abuse. A child's rights to be free from harm, always takes precedence over any parent's rights. Defending Against Fal…
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In most state you have three days to cancel a contract. The fact that it is custom made might be different though. There should be some wording in your sales contract concerning cancellations and penalties. The cancelation period only applies if the salesman initiated the sale by knocking on your…
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If the lease/rental agreement you signed continued into the month of November, then yes you have to pay the charges. TIMING and rental agreement is the key here. Let's suppose that my landlord sends me a termination letter in May to take effect 60 days from the receipt of the letter, then that means…
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Your question refers to an instance when you write a check and include all information except the amount. When you leave the amount blank, you risk an overdraft on your account if the payee or your agent writes an amount that is greater than your account balance at the time of processing. However, …
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Freedom of the Press applies to almost any coverage by the media. The person who was falsely accused/maligned in some sense, can sue for defamation of character, stress, undue hardship, and a number of other civil torts. Until one proves the allegations to be false, the media,in most cases unfortu…
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Perhaps you have mixed up your words in your question. It makes sense if read as, "If you painted your side of your neighbor's wood fence can the neighbor make you replace it with a new wood fence?" If that is the case, you had no right to paint your neighbor's fence without their permission and the…
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The current status of copyright law as it pertains to just this sort of internet-related stuff is one of the most debated, unsettled, and important areas of intellectual property practice right now. There are tons of info out there about all of this, but it boils down to the test of CIVIL liability …
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Repo Law and Leins in Texas 41.024 - Sale of Excess. An officer holding an execution sale of property of a judgment debtor whose homestead had been designated under this chapter may sell the excess of the judgment debtor's interest in land not included in the homestead. A lien can be placed …
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This depends on what state you reside and also what state the incident occured in. IF you carried the property as a friend and not as a hired mover AND the damage was committed by no fault of your own, in most states this is considered to be an accident. The friend may not win a lawsuit against you …
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Box drops or addresses are used quite frequently for any number of reasons. Including privacy and personal safety. It is not a crime to have your mail sent somewhere and then forwarded. Unless a person is doing this to commit a deliberate act of fraud or criminal offense.The only mail that is illega…
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Not if it is court ordered or is in someway connected to any type of court proceedings. In which case the person would be in contempt of court, and subject to penalties depending on state law.JUST A CAUTION; ANY TIME YOU REFUSE TO SUBMIT TO A DRUG SCREENING IT IS RECOGNIZED AS BEING A DIRTY TEST.i w…
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Answer North London University School of Law, Governance and Information Managment, which is associated with Cambridge University.
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Contact the clerk of Family Court. The clerk will give you the necessary information for forms, filing procedures and fees.
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A warrant ordered by the court is in effect until the court rescinds it. Or the person is brought to trial or a hearing and the matter is resolved. It is not something that can or should be ignored, as it could also culminate into contempt of court charge(s) adding further complications for the defe…
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Absolutely not. Your husband has no right to lock you out of property you own without a court order. He would be violating the law. Each of you has the right to the use AND possession of the property until a court rules otherwise. You need to consult with an attorney ASAP. You could file a complain…
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Answer The SIMPLE thing to do is to change your phone # Get caller ID Use an answering machine Do you have child visitation to content with? How about a Conciliation Court meeting? Finally - you can get a Restraining Order Absolutely-get an order of protection against them-but make sure the…
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Maybe. What does your lease say? What laws does your state have about abandoned vehicles? How long was the car inoperable? What is the general condition of the car? Calif. printed an 82 page tenants landlord book More tenant information.  California Vehicle Code CHAPTER 10. REMOVAL OF PARKED …
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It is as is said "in the eye of the beholder." Depending upon the circumstances a "not guilty" verdict could mean that there wasn't enough evidence to convict the person on trial. There's a pretty famous trial that supports that premise. What it comes down to is what people choose to believe. Was th…
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They are doing it all the time. Los Angeles had Gang Injunctions, prohibiting Gang members just from hanging out with each other.See Calif. Street Terriorism Act - CA Penal Code 186.21http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=00001-01000&file=186.20-186.33For other info…
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As far as the mail is concerned - it is covered by US Statute and it is illegal for anyone to take anyone's mail out of the mailbox for any purpose. In fact it is even illegal to place anything into a mailbox that was not delivered by the US Mail - the Post Offcie can and many times demanded that po…
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yes you can. you need to take them to court ad provide the court some kind of proof of your good faith loan, cancelled check for example. you may then either put the lien on the vehicle,or re-sue them asking for garnishment of paycheck at the time you are in court. also sue them for any court fees…
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It only appears that way if there is going to be an autopsy, and even then you could use an evidence sheethttp://health.howstuffworks.com/autopsy4.htm
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negligence and incompetence act. how much did you spend on it? see if you can take it to small claims court. did you have a witness with you concerning the sale of car? if not, it could be your word against thiers. must establish proof.California law requires you be told that it is a salvaged title …
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Call process servers, private investigations companies, and collection agencies - you will find help from that group; information and what they would charge you to make collection attempts if they in fact also provide that service. I am a VP-Sales for a national collection agency, we do not accept j…
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The question not being more specific makes it a little difficult to answer. Nevertheless, if it is referring to attorneys taking bribes to manipulate the outcome of a case, then the answer is most definitely, NO ! However there always exception.If it pertains to a settlement for debt, then the answe…
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Punishment for runaway behavior, if applicable, varies from state to state, and many variables are considered, including the reason the child ran away (most of the time it's because of abuse, and the state may be reluctant to return the child to his home if that's the case), the child's age, with wh…
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This information can be located @ www.ftc.gov, there you will be able to search your information regarding the medical records.
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For all schools in America the age is I believe 17 years or 18 years old. Graduating high school is really the best choice to make .. When your applying for a job they look at that .In Pennsylvania, the law requires you to be at least 17 years old. However, if you have a full-time job during working…
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United States No. Marriage is a legal arrangement under civil law. That means marriage in the United States is restricted and governed by state laws. Therefore, in order to be considered legally married the parties must meet all the requirements for a valid marriage in the state where they will be m…
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It's less a question of legality than whether it is prudent. Due to current regulations, air conditioning systems can only be recharged by individuals licensed to purchase and handle refrigerants, and some refrigerants, particularly R12 and R22 for older systems (the kind that are more likely to be …
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UCC-1 stands for Uniform Commercial Code Form 1. It is not an agreement. It is just notice to the world that one person claims that it has an interest in someone else's property, usually as collateral for a debt. It is normally filed in the office of the Secretary of State in the state where the de…
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Answer Judicare is a program that is offered by some states. It provides access for free or reduced expense legal representation for those person's of limited financial resources. Interested parties should apply in their state of residency following the implemented guidelines. Contacting the …
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Answer The age of majority is 18, the age of sexual consent is 16.
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There are watershed rules for two very different kinds of watershed -- the literal area that water drains from, and a more metaphorical time for things that have been excluded from prime time. Watershed, it is our drinking supply The connectivity of the stream system is the primary reason for do…
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Becoming a lawyer is a very intensive process. A lawyer must have three to four years of undergraduate work to earn a BA or BS degree, which depends upon his or her major. This is known as a pre-law degree. Almost any major is acceptable, but many students choose political science, criminal justice,…
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Legally Moving Out in FloridaFlorida's legal age of majority is 18. FRC: Title 1 Chapter 1. The exceptions are marriage and enlistment in the military at 17, both of which require parental permission. If there is a legitimate reason for leaving (such as abuse), the teen can contact state social serv…
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Author of the First Amendment No single person wrote the amendment. The Bill of Rights was developed by the first congress in 1789. However, James Madison can be credited with writing this and much of what we see in our first ten amendments to the Constitution. Be sure to read "The First Liberty" …
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At a national level, Grant Duchy of Finland(1883) was first to declare universal suffrage and allow anyone to participate in politic, women included, although it was a autonymous part of Russian Empire at that stage. The first independent country to give women the right to vote in national elections…
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The Oil Pool Account is the buffer maintained by the Government of India that takes care of the fluctuations in the price of of petroleum products with the help of surcharges collected on sales and enables it to make the products available at stable prices decided by it over long periods. The diff…
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Yes, lots of 'em. Each state has their own sets of laws and federally, you are supposed to claim your winnings, but that's pretty much on the honor system. When you claim your winnings on your federal tax, don't forget to subtract your losses. You can easily obtain a win/loss report from the casinos…
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Well for my friend it included being called up to the principles office and getting in HUGE trouble. If you're an adult it's just being filled with guilt.
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LEVELS The three levels are: Trial level Appellate level Supreme Court Trial level includes many types of courts, such as the District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Court of Federal Claims and other courts with specialized subject matter jurisdiction. The Appellate level is the US Court of Appeals, to w…
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Another word for LAW that starts with C is known as a CODE. What all the so-called "LAWS" are these days are merely just Codes, Regulations, or Statutes. People have just been fooled into believing they are actually LAW. The last time anyone went to court was only because they had violated a cer…
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Indian Mercantile law is primarily an adaptation of the English Law. The different Indian acts follow, to a considerable extent, the English mercantile law with some reservations and modifications necessitated by the peculiar conditions prevailing in India.
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Professional Corporation.
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Societies have sanctioned murder (pursuant to a death penalty) when committed by a government. Although justification for such killings is commonly advanced by claiming a retributive purpose (this reasoning goes back to biblical times), it is a form of profound denial to claim they are completely fr…
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There are many ways in which the phenomena of language and culture are intimately related. Both phenomena are unique to humans and have therefore been the subject of a great deal of anthropological, sociological, and even memetic study. Language, of course, is determined by culture, though the exten…
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Both doctors and lawyers have confidentiality agreements with their clients and patients. Doctors and lawyers can be sued for malpractice if they divulge the secrets they are told. The confidentiality rule does have exceptions however. Doctors and lawyers must keep the secrets they are told. Fo…
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State law dictates the manner of service that is required in the jurisdiction. Therefor, there is no unequivocal answer to this question. You need to refer to the law of the prevailing jurisdiction.
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You file a motion to compel, and ask the court to order them to do so. You also ask for attorney fees for the cost of bringing the motion. If they still don't do so, you ask for sanctions (such as dismissing their complaint or a defense). Yes, you file a motion to compel - but, attempt to work out …
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A promissory note is a document where you agree or promise to repay a certain amount of money to someone. If it is unsecured, it means that nothing was put up as collateral to back up your promise [such as a house, a car, stocks, etc. ].
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Yes. Any fraudulent document that purports to be an official document issued by a government official can cause the person who created it and the person who uses it to go to jail. In many states it is a felony.
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It just means "to offer".
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In the United States you can take the proper legal steps to lawfully change your name but, other than that, it is unlawful to have more than your own identity, or hold yourself out to be someone other than who you really are. EXCEPTION: By government action and authority, individuals who enter cert…
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yes you can
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Hi, in the court of law there is 3 sections of the court room, The judges desk, the defendant bar where the person that was accused of doing the crime, and there is a plaintiff bar where the prosecutor sits, or if its not a murder case, just a regular old case like stealing, damage of property etc. …
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The question is M-U-C-H too broad to answer. You must narrow the scope and be more specific.
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According to 33 USCS ยง 1471 (5), the noun "ship" is defined as --"(A) a seagoing vessel of any type whatsoever, and(B) any floating craft, EXCEPT an installation or device engaged in the exploration and exploitation of the resources of the seabed and the ocean floor and the subsoil thereof."
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Not as long as you disclose that it is not being sold as "new." Also - there may be some health department regulations governing the sale of used bedding that you may have to comply with.
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Possibly, it depends on the circumstances. The claimant or their agents would have to show that they have made every effort to find you but were unsuccessful. If you have, for example, moved to several addresses and not kept your creditor informed then they could argue that you made it too difficult…
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No, marital status is not a protected class. However, such issues as child bearing, sexual orientation, or a perception of disability are all statuses that many do not realize qualify for protection. Generally speaking, protected statuses are those one has no control over such as race, gender, age (…
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It depends on the state laws.
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Having the appropriate legal authority to hear and determine the issues in the matter.
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Absolutely. The difference between a business and a scam is a business has a product or service. MPB Today sells groceries and Walmart gift cards at fair prices (products). If you choose to get into business and earn money they have a $10 yr website that is needed to do business (service). This is …
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Yes, you may drop out at anytime, however; if you plan on withdrawing out and have taken out student loans/grants there is a predetermined time frame in which the school has to return any payments received. (Ask your school counselor to find out how many weeks you have if this is something you are i…
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Don't really know if this is what your asking but P1/T1= P2/T2 should show how the pressure varies with temperature (V is left out because it's constant since the gas is trapped in an aerosol can). As the temperature rises the pressure rises and if it gets too high then the can explodes, which is wh…
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Sometimes. If a person is a part time judge, such as in a city court, they frequently only serve as a judge on a few occasions per week, and spend the remainder of their time practicing law.
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If you are in public, you do not have what is called a "reasonable expectation of privacy". This means that you can be put on TV without your consent. They can ask you questions, or video tape you without your consent. You do not need to answer any questions however. If you are not in public, you d…
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An 'individual' cannot write a bill for a prospective law. They can only submit it, or its suggested wording, to their elected representative who will review it and make the decision as to whether it would make good law or not. Only they can make the decision as to whether or not they will submit it…
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Opinion A deed can not become moral or immoral because we consider them so. It is beyond the way we feel some thing good or bad. A deed of moral has to pass that bill in the court of nature. A deed defined through a set of rules is immoral at the first place. immoral deeds are the deeds which have …
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accessory before the fact - a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration
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It is a US Marshall Service Order. It is used when taking prisoners into custody.
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Felony 3rd Degree/ Felonyu*7 yrs$15,000
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Murder is a crime in America, That does not have a statue of limitations. But I do not expect that Murder is not a statue of limitations. So, I think, No Statue of Limitations on Murder. In laws, In the United States, there are many crime categories which hold no statue of limitations.'' Such as mu…
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Yes. It is illegal to destroy other people's mail. This is most commonly know as vandalism. It is more seriously known as tampering with the mail and is a federal charge in the US.
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Because some people (believe it or not) don't want to see your penis. Flashing bare body parts is considered lewd and can result in a misdemeanor charge. In the U.S.A. indecent exposure is the deliberate exposure in public or in view of the general public by a person of a portion or portions of t…
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